BLAINE, Minn. January 15, 2020 – Crown, a global leader in the oilseed processing industry, introduces a game-changing Renewable Diesel Pretreatment System that doubles hydrotreater catalyst life, yields the industry’s highest output of pretreated product, and guarantees product quality specifications, regardless of feedstock.

By maximizing contaminant removal, Crown’s Renewable Diesel Pretreatment System delivers the cleanest possible feedstock to renewable diesel hydrotreaters. Crown’s innovative design can double the lifespan of hydrotreater catalyst allowing operators to significantly minimize the downtime associated with catalyst changeovers. Engineered to handle any and all contaminants in feedstocks, Crown’s robust, rugged system is proven to reduce phosphorus to <1 ppm for veg oil feedstocks and tallows, and ensures the lowest levels of polyethylene, metals, chloride and other key contaminants.

With a full guarantee of product quality and contaminant removal to specifications, Crown’s Renewable Diesel Pretreatment System elevates efficiencies and protects renewal diesel investments, now and in the future. Backed by the construction of fifty biodiesel plants, design of six renewable diesel pretreatment plants, and a propriety database of feedstock specs and results, Crown’s Renewable Diesel Pretreatment System is optimized to meet renewable diesel industry standards, can be built to API standards, and is adaptable to changing market requirements.

“Crown’s latest innovation is a slam dunk for renewable diesel operators seeking the cleanest possible feedstock for their hydrotreaters,” says Bill Antilla, General Manager, Crown Global Companies. “With our expertise in process design engineering, we’ve developed a ‘future-proof’ pretreatment system that’s built to accommodate the widest variety of feedstocks and is easily adapted to suit industry and regulatory changes. Crown’s Renewable Diesel Pretreatment System is another shining example of how our Innovation Center is driving industry advancements and helping customers win big by leveraging Crown’s ingenuity to improve their operations,” states Antilla.

The only one of its kind in North America, Crown’s Innovation Center is a 15,000 square-foot fully functional plant offering controlled, confidential piloting to preparation, extraction, refining, biodiesel, renewable diesel, oleochemical and specialty extraction customers around the world. This state-of-the-art facility allows renewable diesel operators to evaluate complex feedstock inputs, test contaminant removal technologies, and stay ahead of market shifts. By tapping into Crown’s deep process engineering knowledge, customers can achieve best-in-class contamination removal at the lowest operating cost, improve decision making with a proprietary database of feedstock specs and renewable diesel pretreatment results, and count on responsive action and innovative problem-solving from Crown’s global team of renewable diesel experts dedicated to providing exceptional service.

Crown, a division of CPM Holdings Inc., is a 141-year-old, Minnesota-based, global company with additional offices in the United Kingdom, Argentina, Brazil, China, Netherlands, Germany, Honduras, Mexico, Russia, and Ukraine. Crown currently employs 250 people worldwide. For more information, visit: